$500 grant available for restaurant employees impacted by COVID-19

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation created the which will provide $500 grants to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19, financially, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment.

Don’t wait to apply. Grants will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis to people who meet the eligibility criteria.

How do I qualify? Funds will be available for restaurant employees who can demonstrate that they:

  • Worked on a part- or full-time basis in the restaurant industry for at least 90 days in the past year; and
  • Have had a primary source of income in the restaurant industry for the last year; and
  • Have experienced a decrease in wages or loss of job on or after March 10, 2020; and
  • Live in the United States, an overseas U.S. military base, or any U.S. territory; and
  • Are over the age of legal majority in their U.S. state or territory.

Applications will open on Thursday, April 2.Apply here. You can also donate to the fund.